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Mike Senior & Jon Whitten set the project-studio world to rights over a steaming cuppa. Get in touch or support the podcast's biscuit fund via projectstudioteabreak.com.

Project Studio Tea Break Mike & Jon

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Mike Senior & Jon Whitten set the project-studio world to rights over a steaming cuppa. Get in touch or support the podcast's biscuit fund via projectstudioteabreak.com.

    PSTB #40-ish: Mind the stop-gap!

    PSTB #40-ish: Mind the stop-gap!

    The Mike & Jon Of Yestermonth valiantly tread water while present-day Mike & Jon pull their finger out and finally find a time they can both record a full episode. Consider it a kind of meta-facepalm...


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    • 13 min
    PSTB #39: R2-D2's internal monologue, hair-raising Bulgarian women, and the *other* Montero

    PSTB #39: R2-D2's internal monologue, hair-raising Bulgarian women, and the *other* Montero

    Amidst the chocolate-brown upholstery of the PSTB studio, Jon has been using his tennis racquet to bake pizza, while Mike does his best zebra-finch impressions -- albeit with occasional distractions from Monkey Nuts & Wizzo and the *other* Montero. Via pioneering brain-controlled resynthesis, we also bring you R2-D2's internal monologue, aka the musical thought crimes of an early-2000s scratch DJ. But if you're bored of modelling Hans Zimmer's pedal creak, then it's time to welcome some hair-raising Bulgarian women into your life. Or, after a brief star-wipe transition, you could follow Rick Wakeman somersaulting his piano through some flapping saloon doors with both oomph and control. Abandon hope all ye who enter here!


    To listen to this month's Jam, check out Mike's special Spotify playlist:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3htQOy4yS1lMwbPX3gnQfF


    For details of Jon's pop-up shows with Little Bulb Theatre in Covent Garden on 9th, 10th, and 11th September, keep an eye on their website here:
    https://www.littlebulbtheatre.com/dates


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    • 59 min
    PSTB #38: Kentucky-fried Huapango, off-piste DX7, and Don LaFontaine's chewy syllables

    PSTB #38: Kentucky-fried Huapango, off-piste DX7, and Don LaFontaine's chewy syllables

    Welcome to the Murder Booth! From his shallow grave, a fully organic Jon has been braving slugs and worms to bring you his best mycelium impression, with a penitential side-order of Kentucky-fried Huapango. Meanwhile, Mike's gone full Karate Kid in a world of Don LaFontaine's chewy syllables, while slapping himself with his own gauntlet and pinch-zooming a perspex shield. They're not alone either: MIT's finest have been playing 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' on an off-piste DX7 and expressing amino acids through the medium of uncooked spaghetti. Even the colour-balance-proof spiders have been scuba-diving, paragliding, and jamming along.


    And in case you wanted to experience those quotes from Professor Buehler in their original context, here are links to those interviews:
    https://www.lx.com/science-tech/researchers-have-turned-spider-webs-into-music-is-talking-to-them-next/35969/
    https://news.mit.edu/2020/qa-markus-buehler-setting-coronavirus-and-ai-inspired-proteins-to-music-0402


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    • 59 min
    PSTB #37: Rotcod Zzaj, faux-Italian solfeggio, and the ultimate hipster flex

    PSTB #37: Rotcod Zzaj, faux-Italian solfeggio, and the ultimate hipster flex

    This month's episode sees your effervescent hosts comprehensively outmanoeuvred by the mastery of Rotcod Zzaj. Having lost any claim to irony, Jon uncrumples his cummerbund and dons a rubber suit to discuss X-rated puppet escapades, the world's second-richest musician, and the Broadway-Disney Silk Road. Mike, on the other hand, has been stitching himself up like a kipper with four Harry Potters, while investigating the lobotomised Trapp family and persisting in romantic notions of vile retirement consorts. Also, in the ultimate hipster flex, we throw faux-Italian solfeggio to the wolves, seeing as it's so poorly suited for verbal communication next to loud drums.


    Humans are weird.


    (And if you want to check out The Mix Review's 10th Anniversary Retrospective, head over to https://www.cambridge-mt.com/tmr10 )


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    • 59 min
    PSTB #36: The Skelecaster, THX Zelda, and Kanye's bingo card

    PSTB #36: The Skelecaster, THX Zelda, and Kanye's bingo card

    Once again, your visibly more radiant hosts are abusing their enormous media power by pandering to viola players and financially exploiting ever younger artists. Jon's lost his child-like innocence amidst an apathetic Eyes Half Shut orgy, playing Skelecaster solos over a bed of foetal synths. Mike's been riding The Circle Of Death to deter any proto-Eilish from starting a podcast while ruining his QWERTY keyboard with superhumanly amateur toast Foley. There's celebrity coverage too, featuring Kanye West's bingo card, Jacob Collier's toothbrush, and Renee Zellweger. (Really?!) And in the imaginary world of THX Zelda, 'tis but a small step from barely audible drones to New Age. But where does Vangelis get all the pregnant women from?


    (If you'd like to check out Mike's new online course, Mix Magician's Toolkit, head over to https://www.cambridge-mt.com/magic )


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    • 57 min
    PSTB #35: Audio umami, slam-dunking tubas, and the alien guitar womb

    PSTB #35: Audio umami, slam-dunking tubas, and the alien guitar womb

    Your offensively second-talented hosts have been rejoicing in an Energy Quotient rating of 4.97 this month, while clearing the very lowest bar of brass-necked press relations with a dizzyingly sanitised Tower Of Power and some mysterious guitar noodlimen. Returning from his busman's holiday aboard the Bisto awards gravy-train, Mike's been a fresh whirlwind of self-destructive thought-crimes, performing his artisanal lead-time lament to the accompaniment of sweaty, loincloth-clad Taiko drummers and the world's slowest kick line. Jon's also been breaking the ice with fully sustainable Foley alternatives, while delivering one-finger churn via pre-boxed ghost-note pot pourri and audio umami. Plus, they've both been competing with The Alien Guitar Womb Hive Mind to smoosh the world's biggest bubble, slam-dunk multiple tubas, and translate 'croissant' into English. As voids go, it's 100% presentation and 0% noise, give or take an extended nautical metaphor.


    (If you like the audio snippets in this month's episode, check out Dorothea Wessel's latest tracks at https://dorotheawessel.com/)


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    For more episodes, as well as links relating to each one (via our zero-spam but 100-percent-idiocy mailing list), check out https://www.projectstudioteabreak.com. Or get in touch by email at teabreak@projectstudioteabreak.com.

    • 59 min

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